At Walk San Francisco, we believe when you walk out the door to go to work, to
school, to the park – anywhere – you shouldn’t be risking your life by simply crossing
the street. But every day, an average of three people are hit while walking in San
Walk SF exists to change this. Every day, we push for solutions to make our streets
dramatically safer for everyone, of every age and ability. We believe San Francisco
can become the most pedestrian-friendly city in the nation. And when walking is
truly safe and joyful for all, this will bring immense health, equity, economic, and
environmental benefits to our city.
We’re looking for a new team member to help us with our lifesaving mission!
Our mission can’t happen without our development team. The Senior
Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director in reaching the
organization’s fundraising goals.
The focus of this position is to grow our individual giving program – both our major
donor and membership programs – which are growing and have a solid base to
build on. This position also manages securing Walk SF’s corporate sponsors.
Combined, the individual giving and corporate sponsors make up about 50% of
Walk SF’s $1.2 million budget.
You’ll enjoy this position if you’re someone who: likes to develop and execute a
solid fundraising plan; enjoys building relationships; and is excited to think
strategically and creatively to help a small team do big things with fundraising.
The right person will be an experienced fundraiser, a strong written and oral
communicator, with plenty of hands-on experience and comfort using data and
This position will manage a 1.0 FTE Development Assistant, who will be your
right-hand person taking care of many of the administrative aspects of day-to-day
fundraising needs so you have time for cultivating relationships in a variety of ways.
This position reports to the Executive Director, and also works closely and is
supported by and partners with the Communications Director and
Communications & Marketing Manager.
This is a salaried, non-exempt position, with a starting salary of $90,000 – $100,000
based on experience. Benefits include three weeks of PTO and 10 national holidays
(plus our office is closed between Christmas and New Year’s); sick time; medical
benefits plus a wellness flex fund; professional development funding; and 401k
To apply, please send: 1) a cover letter that includes where you heard about the
position, your reasons for applying, and the relevant experiences you would bring to
this role; 2) your resume; and 3) 1-3 relevant writing samples (such as an appeal letter or other fundraising collateral) you were the primary author of.
Please merge these two documents into one PDF with a file name that includes
your last name and “Senior Development Manager”) and email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line: Senior Development Manager Application.
Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.